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Canton boy collects candy for cancer patients

Posted by boston.com  November 11, 2013 01:50 PM

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At Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Griffin Lincoln stands with the candy he collected.

For the third year in a row, Griffin Lincoln, 11, of Canton, asked his friends and classmates to donate their excess Halloween candy for the patients and families at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in memory of his grandfather, Joe Molinari, a former patient.

This year, with the help of his friends at John F. Kennedy Elementary School, Galvin Middle School, Neponset Valley River Rats, Elite Health and Fitness, Friends of Milton Boot camp and many other generous Canton families, Griffin was able to collect 615 pounds of candy.

Last year's donation of 550 pounds lasted the institute six months.

Griffin started the candy drive in 2011 as a way to remember his grandfather, who would always bring home a treat for Griffin from the many candy dishes around the hospital.

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